Man in a Jupiter Hat

The Man in a Jupiter Hat

by Lee Feldman
     
 

After the Polygram/Universal merger essentially eliminated labels like Lee Feldman's recording home, Mercury, the musician was on his own again, and he decided to independently release the 2000 follow-up to his splendid debut. On this second full-length recording, The Man in a Jupiter Hat, Feldman continues with his established method of telling romantic, often…  See more details below

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After the Polygram/Universal merger essentially eliminated labels like Lee Feldman's recording home, Mercury, the musician was on his own again, and he decided to independently release the 2000 follow-up to his splendid debut. On this second full-length recording, The Man in a Jupiter Hat, Feldman continues with his established method of telling romantic, often sad urban tales about people immersed in moments of strange emotional connection and irrational, yet undeniable fear. The name that always comes up when describing Feldman's deceptively tragic and reductive songwriting is, of course, Randy Newman. It is abundantly clear that Newman's funny, conversational, yet emotionally flammable lyrical tone had an influence on Feldman, but the younger artist manages to separate his music with a dry vocal delivery and direct infusions of his own truth and experience. Besides some denser arrangements, The Man in a Jupiter Hat doesn't stray to far from the formula that made Feldman's debut such an artistic (if not commercial) success. Sparse, musical, and intelligently sincere, this 2000 release is a well-crafted songwriting gem.

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Product Details

Release Date:
08/08/2000
Label:
BONAFIDE (CITY HALL)
UPC:
0694390100220
catalogNumber:
1002

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Lee Feldman   Primary Artist,Organ,Piano,Calliope,Vocals,Wurlitzer
Tom "Bones" Malone   Trombone,Baritone Saxophone
Emily Mitchell   celtic harp
David Feldman   Vocals
Bill Ware   Vibes
Herb Besson   Trombone
Alan Bezozi   Percussion,Chimes,Drums,Hand Cymbals
Virgil Blackwell   Clarinet
Mark Feldman   Violin
Erik Friedlander   Cello
Joyce Hammann   Violin
Taylor Haskins   Flugelhorn
Randy Landau   Bass
Lois Martin   Viola
Lenny Pickett   Tenor Saxophone
Marcus Rojas   Tuba
Dave Schramm   Guitar,Lap Steel Guitar
Jay Collins   Wood Flute
Heather Eatman   Vocals
Paul Mueller   Hammered Dulcimer
Jim Heinz   Trumpet
Byron Isaacs   Acoustic Bass
Jimmy Ryan   Mandolin

Technical Credits

Peter Beckerman   Engineer
David Dachinger   Contributor
Jerry O'Sullivan   Contributor
Lee Feldman   Arranger
Roger Peltzman   Producer

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